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Document ID (ISN)53340
CIS number 90-18
ISBN(s) 92-1-139027-3 (Eng); 92-1-239024-2 (fr)
Year 1989
Convention or series no. UN Publication ST/SG/AC.10/1/Rev.6
Title Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods [United Nations]
Original title Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses [Nations Unies] [in French]
Bibliographic information United Nations Publications Sales, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 1989, 6th revised ed. 482p. Illus. Index.
Abstract These recommendations have been developed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and its subsidiary bodies in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigences of modern transport systems and, above all, the requirement to ensure the safety of people, property and the environment. They are addressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods. Among other aspects, the recommendations cover principles of classification and definition of classes, listing of the principal dangerous goods, general packing requirements, testing procedures, marking, labelling or placarding, and shipping documents. There are in addition special recommendations related to particular classes of goods. Nevertheless, they do not apply to dangerous goods in bulk which, in most countries, are subject to special regulations.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; UN; classification systems; testing; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) packing, filling; flashpoints; labelling; list of chemical substances; water transport; air transport; international agreements; replaced; directive; road transport
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUN
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Transport of materials